[Update] Deadline Extension - Interface 2013: Creative and Critical Approaches in the Digital Humanities May 3-5

full name / name of organization: 
Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture
contact email: 
interfaceconference2013@gmail.com

Call for Papers (Updated Deadline: March 11, 2013)

Interface 2013: Creative and Critical Approaches in the Digital Humanities
Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
May 3-5, 2013

The digital humanities explores how emerging digital forms of scholarly inquiry and new ways to assess and to organize knowledge transform the creative and critical methods humanities scholars use to approach their objects of study. Thoughtful in play, interdisciplinary in engagement, utopian in spirit, transformational in intent, digital humanists “imagine new couplings and scalings that are facilitated both by new models of research practice and by the availability of new tools and technologies” (The Digital Humanities Manifesto 2.0).

The goal of this conference is to highlight the variety of digital approaches, both creative and critical, praxis and theory-based, that scholars are bringing to bear on traditional concerns across the humanities. In addition to traditional conference presentations, organizers are planning a number of workshops on game development and digital tool exploration. A selection of papers may be published in an edited collection following the conference.

Possible topics may include:

- Game studies
- Digital pedagogies
- Collaborative scholarship
- Archive meets the database
- Digital circulation, content curation, and the “long tail”
- Translation and remediation
- Tool or project development
- Hypertextuality and digital narratives
- Social Media
- Hacktivism
- Surveillance and privacy
- Software and platform studies
- The spatial turn
- Critically engaged artistic work

Keynotes: Dr. Geoffrey Rockwell, University of Alberta, Professor in the Humanities Computing Program and Department of Philosophy, and Dr. Stephanie Boluk, Vassar College, Media Studies postdoctoral fellow

Interface 2013 Special Events:
• Rapid Game Development workshop featuring authorware by Brian Greenspan of Carleton University’s Hyperlab, and David Mould at Carleton’s Graphics, Imaging, and Games Lab;
• Workshop on Voyant with developer Geoffrey Rockwell of the University of Alberta;
• Demonstration of the GRASAC Knowledge Sharing System.

Proposals

Please email a title and 250-300-word abstract to interfaceconference2013@gmail.com with the subject “Interface 2013 proposal submission.” Submissions should be in Microsoft Word (.doc) or Rich text (.rtf) formats. Conference presentations should be no more than 15 minutes in length.

Deadline: March 11th, 2013

Please ensure that the following information is included in your proposal.

Page 1:
• Name, status, institutional affiliation, and email address
• Paper title
• Biography suitable for publication (100 words)
• Brief description of technology requirements
Page 2:
• Paper title
• Abstract (250-300)
• Up to six relevant keywords
• **Please ensure all identifying information is removed from page 2**

Interface 2013 is part of an annual series of graduate student-run conferences presented by the Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture (ICSLAC) at Carleton University. ICSLAC is an interdisciplinary culture studies department that houses the PhD in Cultural Mediations.

This conference is supported by:
GRAND, Carleton University’s Hyperlab, French Department, Center for Transnational and Cultural Analysis, Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs, the Graduate Student Association, and the School for Studies in Art and Culture.

Contact: interfaceconference2013@gmail.com
Website: http://interface2013.wordpress.com

cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
film_and_television
humanities_computing_and_the_internet
interdisciplinary
popular_culture
science_and_culture
theory
twentieth_century_and_beyond